Many people do not realize that being bit by a dog constitutes personal injury. Many people also do not realize that often times, when they have been bit by a dog, they have a right to be compensated for their injuries and their suffering. If you have been bit by a dog, seek medical care! It is the safest thing you can do to make sure you do not need stitched or that your wound does not become infected.
Report the bite to animal services in your area. Even if its a dog you have known for years, it is important to document the bite so that the same thing does not keep happening to others. Many times, people will attempt to cover up bites to prior people because they consider their dog part of their family, however it is not fair to those who have been bitten. The bites need to be reported, especially when the bit is bad.
Contact an attorney. Navigating your way through a dog bite case requires experience and knowledge. At Nelson and Rozier we have experience with dog bite injuries. We pride ourselves in taking the time to sit down with our clients and answer any questions. We walk you through the often difficult process of proceeding in an action against insurance companies. If you or anyone you know has been injured in an accident, give us a call and let us answer your questions and concerns. We always offer free consultations and don’t take a dime until we have secured compensation for you. You can contact us on our website or directly by phone at 559-713-0159. We are standing by to help you from our office on Caldwell Avenue in Visalia.